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Construction Updates

All roads are currently open on campus.


Victoria Street SoCalGas Pipeline Project

Wednesday, September 10, 2014: The right turn lane of northbound Avalon Boulevard was temporarily closed and northbound traffic on Avalon unable to turn right onto eastbound Victoria Street. Campus officials met with SoCalGas and the city to resolve the issue.

While right turns will be allowed onto Victoria from northbound Avalon, faculty, staff, students, and visitors are encouraged to use University Drive and enter on Toro Drive to access the campus during this project. Visit the link below for alternative routes options:

We thank you in advance for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience during the construction project. If you require additional information, please contact Jessica Garcia at (310) 243-3725.

Wednesday, August 21, 2014: One eastbound lane on Victoria Street at Avalon Blvd will be closed Monday, August 25.  It is anticipated that all eastbound traffic lanes on Victoria Street from Avalon Blvd will re-open on Friday, August 29.  The Tamcliff Ave and Birchknoll Drive entrances leading onto campus are no longer affected by the construction.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014: Starting Friday, August 8, 2014, there will be no left turn access onto campus at Tamcliff from Victoria. The westbound left turn pocket will re-open on Monday, August 11, 2014.  

Please adjust your commute time accordingly.  It is anticipated that the portion of the project that affects our campus will be completed prior to the start of the fall semester.  We thank you in advance for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience during the construction project.

Monday, July 28, 2014: Southern California Gas Company will be replacing natural gas pipelines that will result in lane closures along East Victoria Street beginning at South Central Avenue and moving west to South Broadway. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday through August directly in front of the campus, with the entire project lasting three to four months.

At times, natural gas odor will be present along with a steady noise caused by the venting of the natural gas. SoCalGas assured campus officials that this technique is safe, but said if anyone has concerns to call 1-(800) 427-2200

Click HERE [PDF] for a letter from SoCalGas about the project and what to expect.

For more information about the pipeline replacement, visit the SoCalGas site HERE.

University Police and Parking Services are working closely with SoCalGas to mitigate the impacts to campus, especially around the start of the semester; however, heavy traffic congestion is expected.

Faculty, staff, students and visitors are encouraged to allow for additional travel time and consider ALTERNATIVE ROUTES [PDF] to campus via South Central Avenue or University Drive.

This page will be updated as the project progresses.

For questions or concerns, contact Jessica Garcia, manager of parking and transportation services, at (310) 243-3725.


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